Don't Drag Cords Around Corners
by Taped Rugs Productions
1 March Of The Lady Beetles
2 Spielzeug Lokomotive
3 Insert Art Here
4 Awaken The Rake
6 Wyandotte Winter
7 Phree Psocioation
8 Pasteurized Pleasantries
WARNING: The effect created by the synergy of sights and sounds in these videos has caused some spectators to experience psychedelic hallucinations, mental disorientation, and audio-visual fatigue. Viewers should be cautious about driving automobiles or operating potentially dangerous machines immediately after immersing themselves in this collection.
The eight video presentations in this archive were produced by Charles Rice Goff III between 2008 and 2010. They were compiled together and released by Taped Rugs Productions on a DVDR entitled: "Don't Drag Cords Around Corners" in February of 2010. Goff is personally responsible for all photography, videography, video editing, and video effects.
1 "March Of The Lady Beetles" was filmed in Goff's backyard "silo" in Kansas City, Kansas. The soundtrack incorporates elements from a couple of the pieces on Goff's 2001 cassette album: "Absolutely Lumpy," which is archived at the web address below:
2 "Spielzeug Lokomotive" was filmed at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, and in Leavenworth, Kansas. A huge model railroad display and some huge real railroad displays take viewers on a psycho ride guaranteed to make them dizzy. The soundtrack: "Zwei," was released on the 2009 CDR album: "Innerhalb," produced by Goff and Michael F. LaGrega. The entire "Innerhalb" album is archived at the web address below:
3 "Insert Art Here" is a Dadaist presentation incorporating a series of processed black and white images. The soundtrack is one of eight pieces from the 2010 -ING CDR album: "Re-INGcarnation," produced by Goff and Vernon Lawton. The video is dedicated to the memory of -ING member: Steve Schaer (1957-1998). The entire "Re-INGcarnation" album is archived at the web address below:
4 "Awaken The Rake" is visual interpretation of a song from Goff's 2009 CDR album "Diminutive Dispatches." It's psychedelic children's music for adults. It's sophisticated video art for kids. Filmed at Stony Point Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The entire "Diminutive Dispatches" album is archived at the web address below:
5 "Aquarelles" was filmed at CommunityAmerica Ball Park in Kansas City, Kansas; Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Missouri; Wyandotte County Lake Park in Kansas City, Kansas; Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City, Missouri; Kill Creek Park in Olathe, Kansas; and at Goff's home. The visuals focus and unfocus around color, water, and life. The soundtrack: "Stolen Personalities," is from the CDR album: "Midiosyncrasy," produced in 2009 by Goff and Ken Clinger. The entire "Midiosyncrasy" album is archived at the web address below:
More information about Clinger is available at the web address:
6 The winter of 2009-2010 brought considerable snow to East Kansas. After the heavy snows, there was no wind. Day after day the snow slowly evaporated into a thick fog. This natural wonder is captured in a psycho-vision interpretation in the video: "Wyandotte Winter." The dementia of cabin fever is illustrated further through the sonics created by Goff and Michael LaGrega. All photography and video was shot at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kansas, on January 18th, 2010. All sounds were recorded at LaGrega's studio in Prairie Village, Kansas, on January 16th, 2010.
7 "Phree Psocioation" is basically a filtered periscope aimed at the cerebrum of C. Goff III. The video and soundtrack are surreal collages created and lived in by Goff and by Goff alone.
8 "Pasteurized Pleasantries" features bovine photos and video shot and processed in Kansas City, Kansas. The soundtrack is the River Cow Orchestra (RCO) piece: "Fingerprints On A Dirty Glass," from the CDR album "Rawhide," released in 2008. This incarnation of the RCO showcases the line-up of:
Brent Bowman-Keyboards/Sax; Greg Field-Drums; C. Goff III-Percussion/Winds; Michael LaGrega-Violin; John Lomas-Guitar Synthesizer; Allan McGinty-Bass; E. E. Pointer- Trumpet. More information about RCO is available at the web address: http://www.myspace.com/rivercoworchestra .
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